[mythtv-users] S-video again

faginbagin mythtv at hbuus.com
Thu May 20 22:40:32 UTC 2010

> faginbagin wrote:
>> I suspect the safest bet will be to copy a DVD's
>> worth of recordings at a time, and I plan to use DVD-RAM and the
>> dvd-vr ripper to do the job.
> Just one word of warning on the DVD-RAM idea.
> I also have a Panny DVD/HDD recorder from a few years back (possibly
> DMR-EH50, or very similar!), and I found that putting a DVD-RAM disk
> into a computer did something screwy to the format of the disk (even
> when mounted readonly), that the panny then completely refused to
> touch again, even failing to reformat the disk. This happened with
> several disks before I gave up on the plan - they are too expensive
> to turn into coasters (used them for computer backup disks instead)!
> MythTV of course now means that it is gathering dust in a cupboard
> somewhere!

Hmm, I have tested this and haven't turned any DVD-RAMs into coasters. Maybe it's your burner?

FWIW, we have a DMR-EH55. Actually it's now my mom's. I handed it off to her when I built my first MythTV system in 2007. But someday I may migrate her to myth.


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